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meystern wtf moment

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by birddseedd, Mar 14, 2014.

  1. birddseedd

    birddseedd PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,516

    who the capitol letter thought welding this on would be a good idea?


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  2. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,001

    Ok ill bite. What are you referring to?
     
  3. birddseedd

    birddseedd PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,516

    you don't see that big piece of angle iron welded to the back of the a frame?
     
  4. birddseedd

    birddseedd PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,516

    or used to be welded anyway
     
  5. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,001

    I see a whole bunch of steel. Not sure what's right and what's wrong. Elaborate maybe?
     
  6. Whiffyspark

    Whiffyspark 2000 Club Member
    from SOMD
    Messages: 2,402

    Piece at the back with two tubes
     
  7. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,001

    So that piece is supposta be welded to the a-frame by them 2 pieces of flat stock that looks to only be 3" wide?
     
  8. birddseedd

    birddseedd PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,516

    the angle iron was placed onto the back of the a frame and then welded to the a frame. almost in place where it shows in the picture. you can even see the weld line where the angle iron was welded to the a frame. i dont know why. but ill have meyer ears next week
     
  9. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,550

    Looks good BS, happy plowing!
     
  10. birddseedd

    birddseedd PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,516

    iv always wondered why it was welded on there. i just cant see any reason for it. anyone have an idea?
     
  11. xgiovannix12

    xgiovannix12 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,419

    mother of god what did you do bird?
     
  12. birddseedd

    birddseedd PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,516

    It wasn't me
     
  13. bugthug

    bugthug Senior Member
    from Pa
    Messages: 268

    It looks like the normal handy work
     
  14. birddseedd

    birddseedd PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,516

    Well it ain't my handy work. It was there when I bought it. For whatever reason
     
  15. mishnick

    mishnick 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,243

    Who ever build / modified this unit should be shot and pi**** on, then buried face down in a shallow grave! Remember we talked about "liability" and being responsible for the equipment you operate? This is the kind of thing that falls off on the highway and kills people. I hope this is not one of your units Birdseed. Even if you didn't do the work the owner is responsible for the safety of the equipment he / she sends out on the road. Notice also that the bolts at the rear of the angle rams have the nuts on top? When the nuts come loose the bolts fall out the bottom. Then not only do you loose your angle function but think about that bolt coming at your windshield at 100 mph (50 mph each oncoming). Personally I hope that someone from your occupational health and safety looks on this website so they can have a look at this operator's other equipment before someone dies.
     
  16. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,001

    It's his plow nick. That's the hodge podge one he built and modified that he's always raving about
     
  17. kimber750

    kimber750 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,698

    You need to go back to one if his first threads to see the mess he slapped together to put a plow on his truck. I can't tell you how many times he claimed this setup was "safe". Or how many times people told him it was gonna fall apart.
     
  18. birddseedd

    birddseedd PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,516

    Not sure reaching is the best word. But with this piece gone and proper ears in the mail, at least this issue will be solved.

    I did find out e guy was trying to plow over a curb. Likely why it broke. And its obvious bad design. If it had proper ears this whole time it would have never lasted.
     
  19. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,001

    "IF" it was proper it would have lasted you mean
     
  20. Emans_scapes

    Emans_scapes Member
    Messages: 45

    What a joke. Buy yourself a four wheeler with a plow so you don't kill anyone. Or a big shovel. Seriously with a winter like this you haven't scrapped that and upgraded? I realize I don't know anyone's financial situation but if you weren't able to save money this winter how could you pay your bills with an average winter?